|Tractor Boy on a Mission|
Written by wadey on Monday, 25th Jul 2016 14:53
As some of you may know, on 1st April 2012, me and my partner Becky lost our beautiful son, Tyler. He was only 15 months old when he passed away peacefully in his sleep. Later that year, we began fundraising for a brilliant charity, The Lullaby Trust (formerly known as FSID).
The Lullaby Trust is a charity that raises awareness and researches ways to try and minimise tragedies such as cot death, or sudden infant death syndrome.
Me, my girlfriend Becky and my dad visited every football stadium in England from the Premier League, to League Two, plus Wembley, Highbury and the Millennium Stadium. That's 95 stadiums and we completed this within five days. We slept in the car every night too, just to add the the challenge.
2013 came around and we needed a new challenge. We decided on another football stadium road trip but this time it involved all of the Scottish stadiums, plus a number of non-league English clubs - 58 stadiums in total, taking four days and once again sleeping in the car.
In 2015, I decided to mix it up a bit and decided on four events to complete. A 160ft bungee jump, a 10,000ft skydive, a 10km run, and I took part in Movember.
Now I have started planning my challenges for 2017. I've put on a little weight so the choices I've made will also give me an added incentive to get fit, and raise money for this worthy cause.
My first challenge will be to complete an X Runner obstacle race. I chose this to give an idea of what to expect in my second challenge. That challenge is to complete a Tough Mudder event.
Later in the year I will be climbing up the Yorkshire Three Peaks. These are the three tallest mountains in Yorkshire and the aim is to complete this with a 12-hour period. This will also be a test run for my final, and biggest, challenge of the year, the National Three Peaks.
The National Three Peaks are Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England, and Mount Snowden in Wales (the three highest mountains in each country). The aim of this is to be done within a 24-hour period.
X Runner Obstacle Mud Run - 10km
Tough Mudder - 12 Miles & 20+ obstacles
Yorkshire Three Peaks - 24 miles, up three mountains in 12 hours
National Three Peaks - 26 miles, plus 3000 metres vertical ascent.
As you can tell, I've really kicked it up a notch this time around and hope to raise as much as I possibly can. I really hope I have impressed you enough to make you want to donate.
Thank you you for taking the time to read this.
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